Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 09:15:07 -0600

Author: Jack Boparai

Subject: CAD program for lab-move


Hello tappers:

Does anyone know an easy-to-learn, inexpensive CAD program to draw lab
table arrangements on a given floor space? After tinkering with pencil and
ruler to figure out various possible arrangements in different scenarios, I
quickly learnt that it would be very efficient with a CAD or similar
program. Our upper level teaching labs are being targeted to be moved to
a different building to make space for research lab rooms of new faculty
hires. There are 5 lab courses and about 8000 sq.ft involved. Also, it
will be very helpful if tappers who had gone through this could share their
experiences on lab move. Thanks for any comments.

Best regards,

Jack Boparai
Physics Teaching Lab Specialist
Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Loomis 326, MC-704
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: 217-333-2208 Fax: 217-333-9819 Email:
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